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Avoid these mistakes on a long highway drive

There are many reasons why you may find yourself driving on the highway for an extended period of time. Maybe you're driving across the state on vacation or to visit family. Or maybe you're making a delivery for work.

Regardless of why you're driving on the highway, here are some mistakes you should avoid:

  • Distractions: All types of distractions will come into play when driving on the highway. From billboards to your cell phone to passengers, many things can take your attention away from the task at hand and put you in danger.
  • Drowsiness: Even if you get a lot of sleep before leaving home, you could still become drowsy as the miles go by.
  • Reckless driving: You're sure to encounter situations that annoy you, such as someone driving extremely slow in the left lane. However, don't let your emotions get the best of you. Stay calm and obey the rules of the road. Reckless driving puts you and others at risk.
  • Pushing the limit: For example, if you're wearing down mentally, pull to the side of the road to recharge. Yes, you want to reach your destination, but you need to take your health and safety into consideration.

These are the types of mistakes you want to avoid on a long highway drive. While you're doing so, keep in mind that other drivers may not be nearly as safe.

If another person causes a highway accident, check yourself for injuries, call 911 and receive medical care as quickly as you can. Doing this will lead you to eventually file an insurance claim.

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